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Paper Chess Set – just pop out and play


Since the dawn of civilization man has sought to achieve three things…harmony with his surroundings, peace amongst nations and the perfectly crafted portable chess set. Of these the most intractable has probably been peace amongst nations, but that still leaves the chess set issue as a fundamental block to our global evolution.

The problem is, bits keep falling out of the box, get mislaid behind the couch and a host of other ailments. Well now there’s a simple solution which may revolutionize the state of our society. This Paper Chess Set is a great idea. It’s actually made from flat packed cardboard rather than paper, and to use it you just pop out the cut pieces, assemble and off you go.


The one issue is that making the set portable again is going to require undoing the assembly, and we’re not certain how long the card will hold up to repeated use, and there’s always the problem of losing that essential bit of the bishop without which things would just not be the same. Anyhoo, these are trivial spots on an otherwise unblemished idea, so we’ll overlook them and tell you that the set comes in at $20.89 / £12.99.


Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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